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Point Blank (Alex Rider Adventures)

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Publisher Comments:

When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious — and identical — overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is master-minding this nefarious plot, before they find him.

Review:

"Plenty of slam-bang action, spying and hight-tech gadgets....A nonstop thriller." Booklist

Review:

"With plenty of cliffhanger action, the Alex Rider adventures might help get young readers hooked. The unabashed fantasy imitates the James Bond movies more closely than the books, but it's all plenty of fun." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Author Anthony Horowitz packs plenty of action into his latest young adult thriller..." School Library Journal

Review:

"[F]un stuff for those who like thrilling reading." Kliatt

Review:

"[R]eaders might quickly tire of the larger-than-life action scenes and clichés such as the stereotypical mad-scientist villain. Readers who enjoyed the first book will enjoy Point Blank." VOYA

Synopsis:

When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him.

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. He writes in a comfortable shed in his garden for up to ten hours per day. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he has also written episodes of several popular TV crime series, including Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. He has written a television series Foyle's War, which recently aired in the United States, and he has written the libretto of a Broadway musical adapted from Dr. Seuss's book, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. His film script The Gathering has just finished production. And...oh yes...there are more Alex Rider novels in the works. Anthony has also written the Diamond Brothers series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142406120
Author:
Horowitz, Anthony
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Children s 12-Up - Fiction - Espionage
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Alex Rider Adventures
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.72x5.92x.95 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 304 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142406120 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Plenty of slam-bang action, spying and hight-tech gadgets....A nonstop thriller."
"Review" by , "With plenty of cliffhanger action, the Alex Rider adventures might help get young readers hooked. The unabashed fantasy imitates the James Bond movies more closely than the books, but it's all plenty of fun."
"Review" by , "Author Anthony Horowitz packs plenty of action into his latest young adult thriller..."
"Review" by , "[F]un stuff for those who like thrilling reading."
"Review" by , "[R]eaders might quickly tire of the larger-than-life action scenes and clichés such as the stereotypical mad-scientist villain. Readers who enjoyed the first book will enjoy Point Blank."
"Synopsis" by ,

When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot, before they find him.

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